I’m climbing a mountain again today. Mount Laundry. Maybe you’ve climbed it too? I’m forever climbing it. All too frequently, there are avalanches that knock me to the bottom and make me start all over again with the attempt to overcome the peaks and valleys. This little one pictured above is a big contributor to my personal mountain of laundry. She’s all kinds of cute, but when she spills, man, does she ever get stains from head to toe.
Playing outside, working on tractors, fixing things, playing tball, digging to China (and back), coloring, painting, eating…it’s all fun and games until someone gets a stain on their clothes. Then my work becomes more challenging. I have to find those stains, because, 9 times out of 10, no one tells me they are there, and fight them. Demolish them.
But I’m prepared. I have my stash of stain removing products, and my techniques. I can fight any stain (mostly) and come out victorious! My laundry products are my saviors. What works best for me, no matter what the stains, is application of the stain removing product, and a run through the wash, and then hanging the stained clothing on the clothesline for some time in the sun. I have a lot of products that I use- sometimes just one product, like Clorox® Oxi Magic™ Multi-Purpose Stain Remover, but other times, I kind of make my own mix and match based on the stains. My husband is a DIY kind of guy and is forever bringing me clothes with strange, random stains that take me a few tries to remove.
I think the big secret to stain removal is catching the stains before they set, and then drying in the sun. The sun is nature’s secret laundry booster- makes things smell fantastic and gets out so many stains (even diapers!)
How do YOU remove stains on laundry? How do you fight mount laundry? I need a better system soon!